Role models of greatness.

Here you will discover the back stories of kings, titans of industry, stellar athletes, giants of the entertainment field, scientists, politicians, artists and heroes – all of them gay or bisexual men. If their lives can serve as role models to young men who have been bullied or taught to think less of themselves for their sexual orientation, all the better. The sexual orientation of those featured here did not stand in the way of their achievements.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christopher Rice

Author of best-selling mysteries & thrillers

Christopher Rice, born in 1978, is a 33-year-old gay American writer who has penned five best-selling novels over a ten-year period:

A Density of Souls
The Snow Garden
Light Before Day
Blind Fall
The Moonlit Earth (published a year ago)

They belong to the mystery/thriller genre, and each has gay characters who play prominent roles. His first novel (A Density of Souls) was published when he was just twenty-two years old. After Blind Fall, his novel about a gay marine, was published, Rice received death threats in reaction to his YouTube video about the book, in which he criticized the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Here’s the video that caused all that fuss:

For years Rice wrote a column in The Advocate, and most of them are archived on his literary web site:

He is the son of Anne Rice, author of all those “Vampire” novels and a notable S&M “Beauty” fairy tale trilogy (published in the 1980s under the pseudonym “A.N. Roquelaure”). After the death of her husband, Anne Rice moved to California to be closer to her son, who makes his home in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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